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Offline zuse

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SpaceTubes (Glitter Wands)
« on: Friday 24 June 2011, 06:01 pm »
Anybody remember these?



My favorite one was the Where's Waldo one. My aunt still has it somewhere. I'm not sure I ever found Waldo?

(All of the following photos were nabbed from Worthpoint - aka old eBay auctions).














I think I used to have some Troll pens that were the same kind of concept. I think one was pink and the troll was sitting on a pot of told. The other was green and the troll was sitting on a sled.

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Re: SpaceTubes (Glitter Wands)
« Reply #1 on: Friday 24 June 2011, 08:10 pm »
Oh wow! I just saw some I Spy ones at Borders and asked the guy working there if he remembered them. He looked at me like I had two heads. I feel so old now. Well anyways just thought I'd let you know they are back. I had a keychain one with shells from Lake George.

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« Reply #2 on: Saturday 25 June 2011, 02:35 am »
Yes! I had the clear one... in fact I may still have it around here somewhere!


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Re: SpaceTubes (Glitter Wands)
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 25 June 2011, 02:59 am »
"I Spy" Wonder Tubes! They are making them! That picture is from Toys R Us website. :)







Somewhere else I saw that back in the day they made these kaleidoscopes that used them. Illusion Kaleidoscope by Wilde Wood Creative Products. 1989. Made in USA.

Illusion Kaleidoscope













(Apparently a Beachcombers International, Inc. made something similar because there was a lawsuit).

One of their keychains:
http://www.thebeachcombers.net/Content/27.htm


My SpaceTube was from a gift shop. My parents brought it back to me after a trip in NYC. I wonder what attraction sold it? If I hadn't remembered that, I would have assumed I got it on one of our trips to NASA.
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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 25 June 2011, 05:58 am »
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Re: SpaceTubes (Glitter Wands)
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 25 June 2011, 06:21 pm »
oh yes i remember these but i never had any personally and i have wondered whey they went to

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Re: SpaceTubes (Glitter Wands)
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 26 June 2011, 06:02 am »
Note: They are not this exciting

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Re: SpaceTubes (Glitter Wands)
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 26 June 2011, 06:29 pm »
ha If you're stoned maybe  :o

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Re: SpaceTubes (Glitter Wands)
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 26 June 2011, 08:21 pm »
nah just eat a giant pixy stix all at once and drink something caffeinated then look at it this is way cheaper and legal!  ;)

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Re: SpaceTubes (Glitter Wands)
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 17 January 2012, 07:59 am »
Wow! Is the Waldo one really worth like $100? There's one on eBay right now with a $99 bid on it:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300648217322?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_3714wt_1346



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Re: SpaceTubes (Glitter Wands)
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 18 January 2012, 01:18 am »
Well, I think it's probably a popular collectible so I could see someone being willing to pay that if its the only one for sale. I don't know what they normally sell for when they come up. :)
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« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 18 January 2012, 04:16 am »
I did a little Googling and it sounds like they are pretty valuable for some reason! I picked up one at a yard sale last summer.... I may throw it up on eBay and see if I can get the same!


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Re: SpaceTubes (Glitter Wands)
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 18 January 2012, 04:49 am »
My aunt has one somewhere. I may look for it next time I visit... just to play with! I'm not sure that I ever found Waldo?
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Re: SpaceTubes (Glitter Wands)
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 18 January 2012, 08:05 pm »
Hubby could not find him in mine... but he's color blind so he really gave it a good try in searching! LOL


<edited to add.... whoa, I listed it on eBay and it already sold!>











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Re: SpaceTubes (Glitter Wands)
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 25 July 2013, 08:10 pm »
Zuse, thank you for putting the kaleidoscope pictures on here. My granny had one and I just "inherited" one. I came on here to add the name "Space Tubes" to the thread and ended up learning a li'l something instead. :D

 

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